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Manufacturing and Production - Textile Designer

Online

Different materials - what do you know?

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

 

 

1. As a Textile Designer, you need to know about the different types of fabric!

Look at the following sites and create a word cloud with all the fabrics you currently do not know.

Fabric Dictionary

Fabric Dictionary


Photographic Dictionary

Photographic Dictionary
Textile School: Type of Fabrics

Textile School
Fabric.com - Fabric Glossary
This is a comprehensive listing of different fabrics

Fabric.com




2. You are to design your own swatch folder displaying the different types of fabric. This folder should contain as many types of fabric as possible. You can collect them as the year progresses. Ask fabric shops if they have any leftovers you can have to make up your swatch folder.

The swatches should be

  • 154mm x 154mm
  • cut with pinking shears to prevent fraying

Describe each fabric  - the type, composition, design colour and what it would be suitable for.

Old swatch book

Fabric Sample Page: Circa 1763

 

 

DIY Textile Design - How hard can it be?

 High SchoolSecondary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

 

 

1. There are various services on the Internet now that allow you to design your textile and they will print it for you. Investigate the following websites:

Spoonflower

Spoonflower
Woven Monkey

Woven Monkey
Digital Fabrics

Digital Fabrics
Design Your Fabrics

Design

2. You are to do a comparison between these companies based on

  • Cost

  • Ease of use  - instructions and uploading

  • Time for delivery

3. Discussion

Discuss with a partner your findings. Did they come to the same conclusions? Would you be able to afford to design with this company?

 

 

 

Ethics and the Textile Industry in Bangladesh

 High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

Intercultural UnderstandingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Intercultural Understanding

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Asian Priority

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

PhilosophyPhilosophy

Cooperative LearningCooperative Learning Activity

 

 

1.  Form groups of 3 - 4 students. Look at the following two videos from ABC Splash

ABC Splash

ABC Splash
ABC Splash

2014

2. Individually, list the impact of the textile industry on Dhaka. Compare your list with your group - add to each other's lists.

Are there any impacts that could be resolved by different industry practices? What are these? Share with the group.  

3. What action should be taken - knowing the ethics of providing for a developing nation and the impact of the textile industry on Bangladesh's economy?

How would you offer support without being patronising? How would you get the students of Australia to see that buying from Bangladesh has an impact? Discuss the positive and negative impacts of your actions.

What International Aid should Australia give to Bangladesh to help with the environmental impact? Why? Why not? Does Australia have a moral responsibility? Why? Why not?

Discussion

Discuss as a class.  

 

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